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Paul McDonnell

Paul McDonnell

LPL Financial Advisor


Paul McDonnell is an LPL Financial Advisor a Black Hills Investment Services. He creates ongoing relationships with clients helping them with investment opportunities, planning for retirement, and maintaining a sound financial plan. He has always been excited about the financial industry and feels very fortunate to help people with their needs and help them reach their goals.

Before launching his career as an advisor in 2012, Paul worked as an insurance agent with BHFCU Insurance Services offering commercial, property, and casualty insurance to clients. He also worked with Northwestern Mutual and supplemental insurance which sparked his aspirations for helping others with their financial needs.

Paul graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in Finance and a Certificate in International Business from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Paul lives in Rapid City, SD.


Paul grew up in Denver, CO with his two sisters, always hoping his parents would give him a brother to play with. Here we are 31 years later and he is still waiting. To continue the fortunes of his upbringing, Paul now has two daughters, Emma and Harper, who consistently manage to fascinate him every day.

When he’s away from the office and has some downtime from the kids, Paul enjoys the incredibly frustrating game of golf and playing softball. He has a 6 year old Boxer whom he rescued which leads to his name, Blackjack.


Paul’s favorite quote is from the movie Kung Fu Panda, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” At St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA, Paul was adopted and flew home to Colorado the same day he was born. Since his teenage years, he has been and will continue to search for his birth mom to simply say “Thank you” for this gift of a life she has provided to him.